Linklaters nabs rising star

UK law firm Linklaters has added Clifford Chance private equity partner Ian Bagshaw to its growing private equity practice.

He has nine years experience in corporate finance, with a speciality on private equity including domestic and cross border LBO’s, MBO’s and MBI’s venture capital. He has been at Clifford Chance since 2000, becoming a partner in 2004. Prior to this he was at Eversheds.

Regarded as something of a hot-shot at the firm, advising Blackstone on the Southern Cross float, Macquarie on its bids for Associated British Ports and Yellow Brick Road, and is held in high regard by Candover.

In his new role at Linklaters he will report to Charlie Jacobs, head of private equity at the firm.

The hire comes around eight months after Linklaters lost two senior lawyers from its private equity practice: Graham White, global head of private equity; and partner Raymond McKeeve. Both joined Kirkland & Ellis.